Sinclair has a new pattern out!! I’ve quickly fallen in love with Sinclair Patterns for consistently high quality patterns. This week they came out with the new Dakota Tunic and Dress.
This pattern has a curved hem, button (true or faux plackets) or plain front, and several neckline and sleeve length options.
I made the tunic length version with the true placket front, crew neck, and 3/4 length sleeves. This one is made with a liverpool double knit from Knitpop. It wasn’t exactly a recommended fabric but I made it work because I love this print so much.
As always the pattern comes in petite, regular, and tall. The PDF file has layers for each size to blend between sizes – I blended from a size 6 bust to a size 8 waist and hips.
Because I was using liverpool I had to fudge a few things. First, I used a different fabric for the neck binding, a VERY thin stretchy rayon spandex. I highly recommend this if you’re using a thicker fabric as it helps keep the neckline from being too bulky and puckering. Second, I did snaps instead of buttons. My button foot did not like the texture of this fabric and kept jamming so I pulled out my trusty KAM Snaps and got to work. Of course I forgot to switch the direction of overlap when I decided to do snaps, but you know what, I think that’s an archaic artifact of fashion’s past that really doesn’t matter anymore. So there.
All in all, a great experience. I wore this on a full on Mom-mode day and was comfortable and cute, win-win. I have some really fun ITY that I think I’m going to use to make another one in dress length (keep an eye on my Instagram for that).
The Dakota pattern is on sale for $8.99 through 12/15/18 so, you know, go get yourself a little something for Christmas!